Longtime Sports Journalist To Speak About Sports History In El Paso At A Free Event This Weekend
UTEP Mens Basketball win the 1966 NCAA Tournament. The El Paso Sun Kings baseball team. The El Paso Diablos. The Dudley Dome. Cohen Stadium. The El Paso Chihuahuas. Southwestern University ballpark rises in place of El Paso City Hall. MountainStar Sports Group brings soccer to El Paso.
There are a lot of sports stories that have happened over the years in El Paso, and one man has been central in witnessing those stories and writing about them. Sports journalist Ray Sanchez was a sports writer, then sports editor at the El Paso Herald-Post from 1950 to 1990. He has covered high school sports as a high school sports editor, golf editor, racing editor and bowling editor before being named the first ever Hispanic sports editor in El Paso.
Sanchez has not only covered local sports, he has also interviewed nationally known figures like former Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, baseball greats, Willie Mays and Joe DiMaggio, and NBA legend, Larry Bird.
The El Paso County Historical Society will be holding the free event on Saturday, April 14 with Sanchez. He will go over his extensive career and decades of El Paso sports stories. His stories about the late, great Coach Don Haskins alone will amaze you!
The El Paso County Historical Society is located just outside downtown El Paso at 603 W Yandell Dr. It is a beautiful venue and a valuable resource of the history of El Paso. Find out all about the history of sports in El Paso from a man who has had a front seat for most of it.
WHAT: Brief History of Sports In El Paso
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, noon - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: El Paso County Historical Society, 603 W Yandell